The Indian Institute of Technology (ITT) Bombay is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and research. It attracts the best students from the country and has an excellent reputation for the outstanding calibre of students graduating from its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
During this brief presentation, Professor Neela Nataraj will talk about the institution's departments and research centres, academic programmes and international partnerships. She will particularly focus on the Department of Mathematics.
Professor Neela Nataraj works in the broad research area of Numerical Analysis and is currently Head of Department of Mathematics at IIT, Bombay.
She completed her PhD from IIT Delhi in 1998 and has been a faculty member in IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay. She is also an Executive Committee Member of the Indian Women in Mathematics and is involved in organising activities related to training and outreach for women mathematicians in India. In addition, she is a member of core committee member from India of the BRICS Mathematics Conference.
Professor Nataraj has been actively working to promote research in the areas of Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing in India. Her research interests have been to analyse nonstandard finite element methods (FEMs) to determine approximations to deformation and stresses of thin and very think plates when these are subjected to loads.
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